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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Virtual
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Oct. 19 - Dec. 15, 2021 (No Class November 3 or December 14)
2 - 3 p.m. ET

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention helps people with or without arthritis to improve balance, both mentally and physically, which helps significantly reduce the rate of falls experienced by older adults. Studies have shown that tai chi can reduce falls by nearly 70%. The program focuses on confidence building, which is linked closely to the reduced rate of falling. Other benefits include: 
  • Increases strength
  • Increases balance and posture
  • Prevents falls
  • Improves mind, body, an spirit
  • Reduces stress and increases relaxation

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention is led by a certified instructor, with each session including:

  • Warm-up and cool-down exercises
  • One or two movements per lesson, progressively leading to completing six basic core movements and six advanced extension movements
  • Breathing techniques
  • Tai chi principles relating to improving physical and mental balance

Modifications will be provided for those who want to attend seated or standing. This program is targeted to help older adults and older adults with disabilities at risk for fall stay active.  

Cost: FREE

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information or questions contact Nicole Wethington at wethingn@msu.edu.